As if being in a permanent Skarsporn frenzy all day due to Alex’s appearance at Roma Fiction Fest was not enough to keep any self-respecting Trubie happy, TV Line has just brought us the first big news for True Blood Season 6.
Experienced Dutch actor Rutger Hauer has joined the cast and will be playing a character called Macklyn who will have ties to Sookie and Jason.
True Blood has made its first major Season 6 hire, and it’s pretty bloody fangtastic. Acting vet Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner) is joining the HBO smash as a series regular, TVLine has learned exclusively Hauer will play Macklyn, a mysterious and sinister figure with deep ties to Sookie and Jason. Hauer is well known for his portrayal of Blade Runner‘s Roy Batty, a renegade robot trying to evade capture in Ridley Scott’s classic sci-fi film. But the Dutch actor has a varied resume that includes parts in movies like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Batman Begins and Sin City and guest roles in TV’s Smallville and Alias. In 1988, he won a Golden Globe for his work in the TV movie Escape From Sobibor.
So what do we think about this? My mind immediately goes in two different directions – Warlow connection or Niall Brigant (Sookie’s fairy great-grandfather from the SVM books).
Remember in Season 5 when it is revealed that the contract Sookie’s ancestor made for his first born female fairy descendant was with a Mr M Warlow, so maybe it is M for Macklyn Warlow?
Let us know what you think about this first Season 6 casting.
Source: TV Line